highly irregular by arika okrent

“highly irregular” is such a fun book. it was recommended by gretchen mcculoch on the “lingthusiasm” podcast. obviously it is about linguistics.

there are many, many books about english language, as one would expect. however, since the subject continuously evolves, each subsequent book has something new to say, including this one. of course, it’s light pop-science, you won’t become a champollion of the twenty first century after reading it, but does every non-fiction book has to be useful?